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PRS Private Stock 'Guitar Of The Month June 2016' Paul's Guitar Cherry Smoked Burst

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  • One of only 10 Guitars Worldwide 
  • Peruvian Mahogany Neck With African Blackwood Fretboard 
  • Modified Gold Mother Of Pearl Brushstroke Inlays 
  • Built To Commemorate 20 Years of Private Stock
  • Exquisite Curly Maple Top
  • Special Private Stock 20th Anniversary Case 
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 What better way to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Private Stock than with a specially appointed Paul’s Guitar? Paul’s Guitar has a highly musical tone thanks to a versatile coil-tap system and 408N pickups. This Private Stock edition features slightly modified brushstroke bird inlays and Private Stock’s “Strad” purfling, bringing an exquisite aesthetic to this signature instrument. “When Private Stock built the first Paul’s Guitar, I knew we had some­thing special that I would be playing for a long time. I really liked the newly designed brushstroke birds, and the new single coil toned 408 pickups. Now I could get with my guitar exactly what I was shoot­ing for…a big fat sound that was wonderfully clear combined with a super resonant guitar which I loved.” said Paul Reed Smith. Only ten of these instruments will be made for June 2016, commemorating Private Stock’s 20th Anniversary.

Complete List of Specifications:

  • Model: Paul’s Guitar
  • Neck wood: Peruvian mahogany
  • Fingerboard wood: African Blackwood
  • Top wood: Curly maple
  • Back wood: African ribbon mahogany
  • Headstock Veneer wood: African Blackwood
  • Neck Carve: Pattern
  • Side Dots: Mother of pearl
  • Color / Stain: Persimmon with Cherry Smoked Burst
  • Fingerboard inlays: Gold mother of pearl “modified” Brushstroke birds with mother of pearl, maple and gold mother of pearl “Strad” style purfling
  • Headstock veneer inlays: Gold mother of pearl “modified” Brushstroke eagle with a mother of pearl “June” engraved “new” banner as well as mother of pearl, maple and gold mother of pearl “Strad” style purfling
  • Finish type: High gloss nitro
  • Pickups: Treble: 408 N Bass: 408 N
  • Electronics: Volume, tone with 3-way toggle and two mini switches for coil tap
  • Hardware: Gold/nickel PRS Gen 3 tremolo with locking saddles, phase III locking tuning pegs with African Blackwood buttons and African ribbon mahogany backplates
  • Set-Up: D’Addario .010
  • Case type: Private Stock 20th Anniversary Black Comet Tolex
  • Specials: Persimmon with Cherry Smoked Burst high gloss nitro finish, gold mother of pearl “modified” Brushstroke birds and eagle with mother of pearl, maple and gold mother of pearl “Strad” style purfling, mother of pearl purfling along the fingerboard, headstock veneer and truss rod cover as well as mother of pearl side dots. This guitar is 1 of 10 June “Guitars of the Month” and was built to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Private Stock.

Paul Reed Smith has been at the helm of PRS’s Private Stock depart­ment for many years, driving innovation, quality, and design. “Private Stock is very special to me. It is an amazingly passionate team working with our most treasured materials and new designs. These craftsmen are building heirloom quality pieces of art that play and sound as good as any guitar I have ever played. I am very proud to be celebrating 20 years of Private Stock with the Guitar of the Month program and the Paul’s Guitar model” Paul Reed Smith. The original Guitars of the Month were cased between December 1994 and March 1996. They provided the opportunity to experiment with new ideas and led directly to the creation of the Private Stock program, with the first “official” Private Stock instrument casing on April 19, 1996.

We Welcome Part Exchange

We welcome part exchanges on items over £500. We realise that sometimes you need to “move something on” to get your new guitar. We give fair prices and once agreed we stick to them. The only thing we ask is that you accurately describe your guitar. We have plenty of happy customers from our part exchange scheme.

How it works – If you are local, you can simply call in. If you are not local we will assess your guitar and give you a valuation via phone/e-mail (we may ask for pictures). Once the price is agreed, we always stick to it, and your new guitar will be removed from the market so the deal can be concluded.

You can either send us your guitar, or we can use our courier to pick up for a small charge (UK only). Once the guitar is with us and any balance is paid we can dispatch your new guitar.

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